Journal of Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 791353, 7 pages
Improving Anaerobic Digestion of Wheat Straw by Plasma-Assisted Pretreatment
1Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
2Department of Geochemistry, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Øster Voldgade, 1327 Copenhagen K, Denmark
3Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
4Masdar Institute, P.O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Received 12 February 2013; Accepted 27 March 2013
Academic Editor: Jayr de Amorim Filho
Copyright © 2013 Stefan Heiske et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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